6. Lacina Traore – 203 cm
The 23-year-old striker from Ivory Coast is one of the most exciting prospects in football these days. At 6ft 8in, he can intimidate any type of defense. Lacina Traore began his career at his boyhood club Stade d’Abidjan in Ivory Coast and later moved to CFR Cluj in Romania. He soon became a first team regular, scoring 14 goals in 44 appearances. In 2011, he was sold to FC Kuban in Russia for a fee of 6 million euros.
Traoré came into notice when Monaco bought him in 2014. But he is mostly known for his stint with Everton on loan from AS Monaco. He played as a striker for Premier League side Everton and became the tallest soccer player in EPL. Traore, who is nicknamed the “Gentle Giant” and “The Big Tree”, doesn’t just rely on his height but also on his pace and power.
5. Tor Hogne Aaroy – 204 cm
Norwegian football forward Tor Hogne Aaroy scored several impressive goals for Norwegian Premier League club Aalesunds FK. His stint with Japanese club JEF United Chiba also got praises from football pundits. Standing at 2.04 meter (6 ft 8 1⁄2 in), Tor Hogne Aaroy is the world’s 5th tallest footballer.
Aaroy earned his call-up for the Norwegian national team on 27th January 2009, as a part of then-caretaker coach Egil Olsen’s first squad. But sadly, he opted to withdraw from the national squad to stay at home awaiting the birth of his second kid.